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Mentally Ill Murder Risk is Five Times Higher than General Population

(3/12/2013)

Mentally Ill Murder Risk is Five Times Higher than General Population
Medical Daily
March 6, 2013

A new study turns the tables to find that that people suffering from mental illness are almost five times more likely to be the victims of murder than the general population.  The public perception of mentally ill people as dangerous makes them more likely targets of violence, suggest the researchers.  Mental illness is a well-known risk factor for suicide and accidental death, but this study is the first established association of it with an increased risk for homicide.

View the full article here: http://www.medicaldaily.com/articles/14204/20130306/mentally-ill-murder-risk-five-times-higher.htm

 


Keywords: mentally, ill, murder, risk, higher, population



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